Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Computer Frozen???

ComputerSo, you have been working on a Word document for the past hour and suddenly, your computer freezes. What do you do? Perhaps you have more than one program running and perhaps that other program is the one that is causing problems. If we could find a way to close that program, you could possibly avoid losing all of your work.

How do you do that? Well, it's time to give the computer the old "Three Finger Salute" (no not the one finger salute. That accomplishes nothing substantial and probably gives you some negative karma in the computer world). The three finger salute is also known as pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE on the keyboard.

This brings up the Windows Security window which has six buttons. Click on the Task Manager button. You will see another window that lists the name of all the open programs. This also lists the Status. The status will either say Running or Not Responding.

Click on the program that says Not Responding and click on End Task. Hopefully the program causing problems is not the one you are working on.

Once you have ended the problematic program, you should begin experiencing a smoother operation.

P.S. One of life's complexities... the computer froze when I finished typing the first version of this blog post. I lost everything and had to re-type. It was the first time that had ever happened to me when blogging.

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